Tow Tractors | San Diego

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Raymond West supplies Tow Tractors and other warehouse vehicles throughout the West.

We are among the largest suppliers of material handling equipment in the state.

Call us today at (858) 679-1800

What Is A Tow Tractor?

Tow tractors, also known as “tuggers” are specialized vehicles designed to tow merchandise or raw materials within warehouses or manufacturing plants. Some specific categories of tow tractors can also be utilized in airport baggage and cargo handling applications.

Tuggers can be powered by batteries or internal combustion, and come in a huge variety of capacities and designs. These vehicles are generally designed to tow utility carts behind them, and are appointed with various types of tow hitches.

How Are Tow Tractors Used?

Tow tractors have many uses across different types of businesses. From light duty to heavy industrial applications, tow tractors are a good fit for many operations.


Many warehouses require horizontal transportation of commodities that do not require stacking. Operators can transport items much more efficiently by attaching many carts to an electric tow tractor as opposed to moving individual loads on pallet trucks or forklifts.

For low level order picking or product replenishment, the same approach applies. On a series of carts, many more items can be transported, saving pickers time by reducing their number of trips.


Tow tractors can be used for many applications inside a manufacturing operation, from routine parts picking to moving heavy loads like steel bar stock.

Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE)

Most people are familiar with the site of luggage carts being towed from the gate to the terminal. Tow tractors designed for airport use are responsible for hauling these carts.

Tow Tractors Available From Raymond West

Raymond West carries a full line of warehouse tow tractors from Raymond, including the 8610 Tow Tractor, which is ideal for horizontal transport of up to 10,000 lbs, or batch picking applications within a warehouse or production facility.

In addition, Raymond provides a fully automated AGV version, the 3020, which is perfect for repetitive, resource intensive duties that can be automated.

Beyond the warehouse, Raymond West supplies a broad range of LPG, gas and electric powered tow tractors from Taylor Dunn. This product line includes low, medium and high capacity options, with towing capabilities of up to 120,000 lbs on the upper end.

Tow Tractors Near Me

If you would like to learn more about tow tractors, or need more information on available options and technologies, get in touch with a warehouse professional at Raymond West today.

Raymond West's San Diego facility serves all of San Diego County, including Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Downtown, El Cajon, Escondido, Fenton Carroll Canyon, Grantville, Kearney Mesa, Levanto, Morena, National City, Oceanside, Otay, Otay Mesa, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Sorrento Mesa, Spring Valley, Vista and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | San Diego Material Handling Equipment Supplier

8221 Arjons Dr # B2
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 679-1800